• A Public Safety Realignment Panel

    Two years after Public Safety Realignment became law, counties continue to adjust to the responsibility of managing more people in their local justice systems. Meanwhile, the state is under court order to make further reductions to its prison population. Under such pressure, how can California reverse the decades-old trend of high incarceration and recidivism rates?

    Local, state and national experts shared their perspectives on the most effective methods to protect public safety.

    Our panel discussion featured:

    •    Lenore Anderson, Executive Director, Californians for Safety and Justice
    •    Bill Brown, Santa Barbara County Sheriff
    •    Nina Salarno Ashford, Crime Victims United
    •    Michele Scray Brown, Chief Probation Officer of San Bernardino County

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